Accession Number : AD0786182

Title :   Mechanics of Cable Mooring Systems. Volume II. Bi and Quad Cable Arrays Systems--Summary Data Report.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Nov 71-Feb 73,

Corporate Author : TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION COASTAL AND OCEAN ENGINEERING DIV

Personal Author(s) : Dominguez,Richard F.

Report Date : JAN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 410

Abstract : This report documents and summarizes in tabular form the data developed in the evaluation of both a Bi and Quad-Moored cable array system containing a large cylindrical member. Parametric variance of both physical and environmental parameters, to define each systems displacement susceptibility under directional hydrodynamic loadings were carried out. The physical parameters of interest included the cylinder length and diameter; anchor span; cable length, weight, and diameter; and the degree of positive buoyancy placed on the system. Structural systems with nominal heights of 5,000, 10,000, and 20,000 ft. were considered. The environmental parameters of interest were the current velocity and direction. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Mooring, *Deep water, *Mechanical cables, *Parametric analysis, Hydrodynamics, Buoyancy, Dynamic loads, Dynamic response, Elastic properties, Hydrodynamic codes, FORTRAN

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE